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Fungal Gastroduodenitis
Sara Castelo Branco, Ana Teresa Ferreira, Sofia Saraiva, Mário Jorge Silva, Teresa Garcia
http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2017_000628
European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine - © EFIM

ABSTRACT

Candida infection of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is rare in the immunocompetent individual. In immunocompromised patients, it frequently involves the oesophagus, but extra-oesophageal involvement is uncommon. We report a case of primary and isolated gastroduodenal candidiasis. Upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of gastric mucosa was crucial for making the diagnosis. The patient showed transient improvement after therapy with fluconazole.

KEYWORDS

Gastroduodenitis, Fungal infection, Candida spp.

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